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big, though the top house republican bailed out last night, saying, it's time for a smaller plan. the white house chief of staff said the president isn't giving up. >> he's not someone to walk away from a tough fight. this is very tough. no question about it. but he didn't come to this town to do little things. he came to do big things. >> reporter: how big? the president was willing to put social security considered a sacred cow to democrats, on the table. as well as major charges to the tax code. his plan would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans pose. here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare and social security, democrats don't. >> we do not support cuts in benefits. >> reporter: and republicans refuse the president's plan to cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to gege a big package would require a big tax increase. we think it's a terrible ideaea it's a job killer. >> reporter: so, republicans want to return to negotiating
heat threatens a big area from texas to the midwest and all the way to the east coast. temperatures in some areas soared up to 125 degrees. it was too much to bear for dozens of baseball fans. one woman suffered from heat exhaustion at yesterday's minnesota twins doubleheader. she was among 50 fans who had to be treated after passing out and becoming dizzy in this incredible heat. >> stay cool, drink water, stay under the ac. >> we had a hot day here and a huge thunder and lightning storm afterwards. >> 20 states right now, incredibly hot. stay safe. >>> take a look at your weather now on this tuesday morning. heat warnings as we said, watches and advisories in 20 states from the rockies to the east coast. severe storms threaten a big area from minnesota to north carolina. off and on thunderstorms from eastern texas to pensacola and rainy in the pacific northwest and in the rockies. >> not so bad in sacramento and boysy. we're looking at about 80 there. 106 in phoenix. kansas city 94. dallas coming in at 98. 90s from new orleans to atlanta to new york. boston at 85. >>> this story h
, they will always find one. >> beyond a reasonable doubt is like swiss cheese. there's holes everywhere. there's big p pces missing. there's gaps. >> reporter: jennifer ford, injure numb juror number 3 in the trial, told us all the evidence prosecutors said point to guilt could have pointed another way, too. >> every expert, like, with anything, i could have been what the prosecution said, it could be the defense. if it's both, it could not be proven. >> there's a disconnect. because people outside see the trial on television. they think of it as reality telelesion. and on television, there's always a result. if this person isn't guilty, someone else is. in real life, we may never know what happened. we may end up with uncertainty. uncertainty is a very important part of the criminal justice system. >> most cases are circumstantial evidence. that's so not unusual. and nevertheless, juries, most of the time, find their way to a conviction when the circumstantial evidence adds up. in my opinion, this did. >> reporter: but for casey anthony, all that is just a moomoot argument now. what happens to her?
. the president still wants a big plan that would cut the deficit by $4 trillion. twice what republicans proposed. but here's the standoff. while republicans like the idea of cutting hundreds of billions of dollars from medicaid, medicare, and social security, democrats don't. and then republicans refuse the prprident's plan to increase taxes, revenue, by cutting subsidies on oil and gas companies and closing tax loopholes for other businesses. >> to get a big package would require big tax increases. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: and of course these talks face the deadline.. august 2nd. when the government will no longer be able to borrow to pay all of its bills. >> no responsible leader would say the united states of america, for the first time in its history, should not pay its bills, meet its obligations. that would be catastrophicor the economy. >> reporter: once again, just the fact that nobody talked about what happened in this hour and a half meeting does not bode well that they made a lot of progress. >>> a plane crash has taken the lives of a florida couple and th
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfing rupert murd
big? yes, guys would say. >> i did go looking for answers to that very question and here's what i found. ♪ if you like it then you should have put a ring on it ♪ >> reporter: put a ring on it indeed. when you're the guy to put a ring on on kardashian, there's really only one rule. it better be big. really big. >> i'm engaged. >> color? colorless. >> cut? >> brilliant. >> clarity? >> slightly occluded. >> carat? >> almost, maybe just under, more than he could afford i'm sure -- >> reporter: the famed kim-k bling is nearly 22 carats. some say, enough already. >> i think it should be elegant. to have a chunk of stone on there, you catch it on everything, don't you. doesn't look nice. >> reporter: what ever happened to the sweet little engagement ring and spinning two months' salary? for some women bigger is always better. what do you think when you hear about this 21-carat diamond ring that kim got? >> fabulous, good on her, go for it. >> is there such a thing as too big? >> no. >> reporter: who's buying these giant rocks? lisa kline of levine jewel others madison avenue in manha
that this is a moment to be seized, that as long as they are attempting deficit reduction, they should think big. and what they're talking about could affect millions and millions of f ericans. there's a lot of cutting going on at the white house these days, and the branches of this elm could be just the beginning. both president obama and the house speaker, john boehner, today pushed congressional leaders to reduce the deficit by up to $4 trillion over the next decade or so. but how to get there is the sticking point. the president wants both spending cuts and new taxes and revenue. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. >> reporter: and the pain will trickle down. and how might you feel it? republicans want to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from entitlement programs on the table from medicaid for low income americans. and for seniors, hundred of billions form medicate and social security. those benefits could be reduced, particularly for wealthier seniors. serious pain for seniors and serious fears. >> without medicare, i would be in a w
kicked in. is in the next big thing? >> we think it is the next big thing. we want to prevent crashes before they happen if we can. and we do have a lot of new technology like volvo city safety that can help drivers to avoid crashes. >> reporter: by comparing ininrance claims from volvoss that are equipped with city safety to other cars that are not, the institute determined that the system eliminates more than one-quarter of low-speed crashes. >> there is always the risk that the technology could make a mistake. but it's much more likely that a human could make a mistake because we're all so easily distracted. >> reporter: volvo will make city safety standard in four models by 2012. meanwhile, other car companies are racing to bring their own futuristic self-braking technology into the present. elisabeth leamy, abc news. >> just a few questions. one, does it work in rough weather, heavy rain, snow or ice? what if you're going 80? already viewers are weighing in. wnnfans.com. amanda says, i don't like this idea, i don't like to rely on a computer to keep me alive, i like to apply my o
to the women's soccer team. he's also rooting for the resurrection of a big debt deal. >> i think there's still timim o get something big done. the president has made it clear he wants to do something substantial. >> reporter: if in fact, capitol hill sources tell abc news the esident and speaker john boehner are again talking about more than $4 trillion in deficit reduction. boehner reportedly wants the president to lay out specific cuts to entitlement programs, social security, medicare and medicaid. but many republicans still doubt such a plan can pass. so, plan "b." to avert the country from defaulting is being devised by the two leaders of the senate. it would give the president the authority to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own. >> it takes the pressure off all the politicians but allows us to pass a debt limit without making the hard choices that this country has to make. >> reporter: the standoff? republican eric cantor refuses to consider tax increases. democrat nancy pelosi won't accept benefit cuts to entitlements. we visited cantor's virginia district. many want him to bac
a few seconds left. if they can't get that big deal they might try for a smaller one. what happens on august 2nd if there is no agreement. >> reporter: the u.s. government runs out of money. some are looking for ways to roll over some of the debt, but this is really just managing a sinking ship more than anything. on august 4th, $87 billion in debt comes due and there needs to be a new debt to take its place, george. >> jake, thanks very muchch >>> turning now to casey anthony. she'll have to wait a little bit longer before she gets out of jail. adding an additional four days and with time already served a week from sunday will now be her last day behind bars. abc's ashleigh banfield is in orlando with the latest. how did they come up with this recalculated release date? >> reporter: just different math and honestly this is such a frenzy yesterday it's assumed they did this so quickly, once orange county jail officials went back over the numbers they realized it wasn't right. it was more clerical as we understand than anything else but it means she's getting out a little later than
are very big. >> right. >> reporter: are you afraid? >> i don't have any fear of getting beat up. i just have fear of, like -- i think they c c just look at my sideways and i would melt with fear. >> brett favre was so old, he remembers the first brett favre is old joke. >> he kind of stone faced me in the audience. i knew where he but sitting and i made the mistake of looking at him. he gave me a laugh later. >> reporter: he does have some recent experience working tough crowds. >> what happened to you? when you were sworn in you looked like the guy from the old spice commercials. now you look like louis gossett sr. >> the white house correspondents dinner was more intimidating because who was there. people that can use the irs to investigate you. people that can, you know, deny you permits. >> reporter: and, of course, people like donald trump. he w wt after trump hard. >> donald trump has been saying he will run for president as a republican, which is surprising, because i just assumed he was running as a joke. >> reporter: don't trtrump didn to love the jokes. >> based on nonverbal c
appearancee yesterday the big question is can he hold on to his company? abc's jeffrey kofman is in london this morning. good morning. >> reporter: a frail rupert murdoch and his defiant son tried to save the family empire but a report released this morning accuses their company of deliberately trying to block an investigation. not good news for rupert murdoch or the prime minister here. the murdochs and their empire are not out of trouble yet. far from it. the report released this morning finds their company deliberately tried to thwart a police investigation into the "news of the world" widespread phone hacking and police bribery. this morning it is the prime minister's turn in the hot seat. at this moment he is the focus of an emergency session of parliament. trying to contain the scandal that has led to calls for his resignation. >> people desperately want us to put a stop to the illegal practices to ensure the independence and effectiveness of the police and to establish a more healthy relationship between politicians and media owners. >> reporter: this follows a carefully rehearsed e
, and couples are now being chosen for the date by lottery. >> what an influx it will be. >> certainly a big day. >>> all right. an update to what appeared to be a city's tough stance on distracted pedestrians. >> it had been reported that philadelphia was cracking down on texting while walking with hefty fines in place if you crossed that boundary. the city's depp city mayor says not true. pedestrians will be reminded to be aware of their surroundings w will certainly not be fined. >> it would have been hard to enforce a bit. >> i agree. >>> coming up next after the break, stocks are surging this morning. we'll check k the new numbers. >>> the hunt for casey anthony. where is she beginning her new life? this morning a clue. >>> and extreme eating at your favorite chain restaurant, the meals look tasty but the food police tell us just how bad they are. we'll be right back. >>> overseas markets are higher this morning after the dow's best day so far this year. investors are also optimistic about the debt crises in both europe and the u u. tokyo's nikkei average added 116 points today. hong kong'
for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not seem like a big deal from afar, but it's left the prime minist minister. and a report that shows murdoch deliberately tries to this wart a criminal investigation to the illegal activities here. >> isn't it time that we sent this non-tax paying murdoch from wednesday he came? >> reporter: the prime minister doesn't have to. murdoch boarded his private jet is afternoon to fly home to the u.s. no doubt happy to leave london and all the turbulence behind. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> and questions tonight about where the controversy will go when he lands back here at home. >>> and still ahead here on "world news" this wednesday night, broken promises this evening. an entire town gathered and told that those propgsed pensions, we can't afford. so, now what? >>> and this comes as we look here for new solutions. this evening, the one thing you should ask your boss about tomorrow morning to keep your retirement dream alive. >>> and then later here on "world news," what would you do? or betteret what would you wife do after that n
texting and driving a big no-no but the city of philadelphia is stepping up its crackdown on pedestrians who can't take their eyes off their phones. the city outlawed texting and walking back in may but starting next month officers plan to hand out more tickets and will cost offenders 120 bucks a pop. >>> a warm, appreciative homecoming for the u.s. team. they arrived in new york yesterday. we'll have more from the team in a few minutes and also several members are live this morning on "good morning america." great to see them home. they did a wonderful job.b. >>> turning now to some of last night's baseball action, we get the highlights from espn news. >>> good morning, i'm don bell with your espn news update. big night on the diamond. tick wakefield and the red sox taking on the orioles. orioles down fifth. nolan doubles out. two lungs will score. orioles up 7-6. a wild afafrment a lot of runs scored. tied at 10. bases loads. pedroia to right. we can make it if we dry. scutero scored and pedroia's 16-game hitting streak. >>> the yankees and rays. yanks down by two. alex cobb, robinson,
thought it would go the other way, but what a big night for this country, which could use a boost, david. even judy wambach, abby wambach's mother, said her heart was with the japanese. david? >> deborah roberts at the world cup. heartbreaking for the u.s., but a fitting win for japan after such a trying year. >>> we're going to turn now to sunday night. out of londonhis two stunning new casualties of that scandal now threatening rupert murdoch's media empire. the chief of scotland yard resigned a short time ago, and murdoch's own protege has been arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london tonight. jeffrey? >> reporter: good evening to you, david. another day and another bombshell in the scandal that is rocking britain. make that two. a resignation here at scotland yard, and, an arrest. and it's not over yet. the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake, shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned late today. he insisted he had noo involvement i
. christiane, thanks to you, on the game of political chicken playing out tomorrow. with that big white house meeting coming, christiane will go inside the negotiations with white house chief of staff, bill daley. he'll speak exclusively to christiane tomorrow morning, right here on abc's "this week." >>> now, to the birth of a nation in africa tonight. south sudan is now its own country. tens of thousands celebrated independence, dancing in the streets. marking the end of a long and bloody struggle. the tribes of south sudan and the mainly arab north have been fighting on and off for 50 years now. >>> there was another bold headline from africa this weekend. a plea from the u.n. over the worsening drought. refugee camps are being overwhelmed by people fleeing devastating drought and food shortages. up to 10 million people in five countries are affected. relief agencies are appealing for help around the world in feeding them. >>> and there is still much more ahead as we continue on "world news" this saturday night. a different kind of housework. the researchers going inside american homes wit
weeks, a year, compared to under 55.r 35 weeks for those the problem, employers, big and small, are reluctant to hire new workers until they are convinced the economy is really turning around. right now, they are not. john owns two clothing stores in new york city. a typical small businessman. he employs a total of ten people. just about the national average. and in the weak onomy, he's discouraged from hiring because other employers aren't hiring. >> i see no growth in employment. it doesn't bode well for growing my business. >> reporter: and he wants to see other signs of recovery before talking on any new workers. >> we have to see easier credit and more demand. >> reporter: then you would start hiring? >> then we would start hiring. >> reporter: do you see that coming any time soon? >> not at all. >> reporter: and i asked him what he wants washington to do, he said, persuade the banks to start lending more readily and more generally do something about jobs. frustration that he, an employer, shares with millions of people who are looking for work. >> well, ron, that's the is
but viewers still love it even to this day. the reruns are a big hit. decades later on cable tv. >> a classic moment. >> i hate to laugh at that but it really was. marcia, marcia, marcia! >> these shows did illuminate these struggles teenagers had, albeit in this semi-perfect way. sherwood schwartz died yesterday of intestinal infection, he was 94 years old. >> what a career. he definitely gave a lot of us a lot of joy watching those shows. i think a lot of people consider florence henderson to be america's mom, mrs. brady. >> the characters wind gilligan's island, we talked about how it was a social microcosm, looking at how people of different backgrounds had to get together to figure things out. i would consider myself the professor. >> you would be the perfect professor. >> i think you'd be ginger. >> are you a ginger or a marianne? everybody knows what that vernacular means. >>> take a look at your forecast here now. heat advisories from texas and across much of the southeast. thunderstorms in new orleans, montgomery, and miami. hail and 80 mill an hour winds from kentucky to colorado. h
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